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EASA publishes Research Agenda 2020-2022

1 month 1 week ago
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its 2020-2022 research agenda, which comprises an updated list of research requests identified by Agency experts and external stakeholders in the fields of aviation safety, security, environmental protection and public health risks. The main aims of the research requests in the agenda are to:

EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights

1 month 1 week ago
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. As the next step in its evaluation of the aircraft for return to service, EASA is now analysing the data and other information gathered during the flights in preparation for the Joint Operations Evaluation Board (JOEB). The JOEB is scheduled to start next week in London, Gatwick in the United Kingdom.

EASA and China’s CAAC start a new era of cooperation

1 month 3 weeks ago
COLOGNE/BEIJING, September 3, 2020 – The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect this week, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to be met. 

EASA publishes guidance for allowing virtual classroom instruction and distance learning

1 month 3 weeks ago
New guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic addressed to European aviation training providers and competent authorities are now available for download. The guidance details how to conduct theoretical parts of required training for aviation personnel in the domains of Aircrew, Continuing Airworthiness, Air Operations, and Air Traffic Controllers’ licences and certificates in a virtual classroom.

EASA schedules its flight tests for the Boeing 737 MAX

1 month 4 weeks ago
COLOGNE, August 27, 2020 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to service as soon as possible, but only once it is convinced it is safe. While Boeing still has some final actions to close off, EASA judges the overall maturity of the re-design process is now sufficient to proceed to flight tests. These are a prerequisite for the European agency to approve the aircraft’s new design. 

Lufthansa Group commits to Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19

2 months ago
COLOGNE, August 20, 2020 – The Lufthansa Group airlines signed up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Charter for COVID-19, committing to implement the highest health safety standards for the protection of staff and passengers and establishing an important basis for safe travel across the group’s international network and between its hubs at the heart of Europe. 

EASA publishes two reports on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) studies

2 months 3 weeks ago
Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are considered to be a critical element in the basket of measures to mitigate aviation’s contribution to climate change. However, the use of SAF has remained negligible up to 2019 as there are significant technical, environmental and economic barriers limiting the penetration of SAF into the aviation sector. 

EASA publishes Annual Safety Review (ASR) - 2020

2 months 3 weeks ago
As an overview of the safety situation in aviation in Europe, EASA published today the 2020 edition of its Annual Safety Review (ASR).  The analysis in the review provides a statistical summary across all domains of operation and is split into sections covering:

Templates for Exemptions related to COVID-19

2 months 3 weeks ago
EASA is publishing a set of templates for exemptions to be used in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.  These templates are used by national competent authorities when submitting the exemptions from the currently applicable EU regulations in accordance with article 14.4 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 or article 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139. The templates are published for general information and awareness.

Provision of ground handling services at aerodromes following COVID-19 outbreak

2 months 3 weeks ago
The new SIB published by EASA (SIB 2020-13) is addressed to competent authorities and aerodrome operators with the aim of ensuring with respect to ground handling following the outbreak of COVID-19.  The set of proposed recommendations is meant to ensure that the provision of ground handling services provided to aircraft operators and at the aerodromes that fall under the scope of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (The Basic Regulation) is available and does not affect the safety of aerodrome operations.
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